Xbox Series X vs PlayStation 5: Gamers wonder which one to buy, Internet says ‘PS5 that’s where the games are’

Faye Kyzer

After teasing the fans for years over technological advances, features and games of their next-generation consoles, both Microsoft and Sony have released the pricing and availability for the Xbox One Series X and PS5 respectively. Making your Christmas shopping easy and complicated at the same time, both the companies have […]

After teasing the fans for years over technological advances, features and games of their next-generation consoles, both Microsoft and Sony have released the pricing and availability for the Xbox One Series X and PS5 respectively. Making your Christmas shopping easy and complicated at the same time, both the companies have promised to make your holiday beautiful if you’ve got the required $750 for that.

Microsoft revealed that its two next-gen consoles the Xbox Series X and more affordable Xbox Series S will launch on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, for $499/£449/AU$749 and $299/£249/AU$499 respectively. Xbox Series X pre-orders will open on Tuesday, September 22. While Sony’s core PS5 (with the disc drive) will cost you $499.99/£449.99/AU$749.95, PlayStation 5 Digital Edition (without disc drive) is available in the range of $399.99/£349.99/AU$599.95. The high-built product will launch on Thursday, November 12, in USA, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea, with the rest of the world (including the UK and Ireland) getting them on Thursday, November 19. Select retailers will be accepting pre-order from Tuesday, September 17.

Sony previously revealed of getting a new “gold standard” in immersive, 3D audio, particularly for those using a headset whilst playing. Apart from that, Sony is also delivering this audio through the Tempest Engine, which can handle hundreds of sound sources, for a more realistic audio environment. The PlayStation 5 will run off a custom-built version of the third generation AMD Ryzen chipset, packing in 8 cores with the company’s new Zen 2 architecture and Navi graphics. The CPU will run at 3.5GHz. The GPU offers 36 compute units running at 2.23GHz and offering 10.28TFLOPs. Those parts are paired with 16GB of GDDR6 with a bandwidth of 448GB/s. It’s a system that will be able to support ray tracing – a performance-intensive lighting technique that has previously been the reserve of expensive high-end PC GPUs, and which we now know will be “built into the GPU hardware” for the PS5.

As soon as the announcement was made, people started drawing comparisons between the two and praising the one they love. A user commented, “Alright, I’m sold on the PlayStation 5. The Ps5 has won the console war, sorry Xbox fans.” Another said, “yeah I changed my mind about getting the new xbox. I’ve seen tons of the games coming to pc there’s no need for another game system in that case. So a ps5 is in my future.”

 



 

 

While one Xbox fan said: “Unbelievable, Well Played Sony, Well Played. Xbox just showed us that the Gimped Series S is a real pile of shit. I’m Getting both the X Series & a PS5 Digital, at least Sony didn’t gimp it under the hood. I have a PC with no optical, so I’m all digital on there anyhow.” Whereas a PS5 fan said, “PS5 because that’s where the games are. Series X maybe a year after launch when it gets some software support. I have an Xbox One, there’s absolutely no reason to buy a Series X if you have an Xbox One.”



 

 



 

 

Another gamer quipped, “Xbox is better when it comes to multiplayer/online games whereas Ps5 is better when it comes to exclusive/single player games. You may not like singleplayer games but that doesnt mean others won’t like it too. It all comes down to personal preference.”



 

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